Today RIM has announced a brand new contest, one that will surely encourage developers to get submitting more applications into the BlackBerry App World storefront. The new contest is actually quite simple and rewarding. For every 100th application that is submitted and approved into App World, the developer of the 100th app will get a fully paid trip to the all new BlackBerry 10 Jam session in sunny Orlando, FL from May 1st-3rd . Also, remember that RIM will be seeding out BlackBerry 10 Alpha devices to those who attend the BlackBerry 10 event.
We’re going to keep driving that momentum and building that excitement – it’s a rush and we don’t want it to go away. We’ve decided that from now until May 1, 2012, there will be some extra incentive to our community to keep up the development. Starting April 10, 12:01 am, every 100th new app submitted to BlackBerry App World is eligible for a prize package that will bring you to BlackBerry 10 Jam in Orlando, Florida from May 1-3
The prize package includes $500 USD cash, a voucher for an airline ticket (up to $1,500 USD in North America and $2,500 USD outside of North America), a pass to BlackBerry 10 Jam on May 1-3 and four nights at a hotel. Winners will be notified via the primary email on BlackBerry App World vendor account and we will keep the community informed here at the Inside BlackBerry Developers Blog.
I’m not sure about you, but if I was a developer and had a few apps to make for the PlayBook I would be submitting them like crazy. So let me recap. The winners will get $500 USD cash, $1,500 ($2,500 if outside of North America) in an airline voucher, a pass to the BlackBerry 10 Jam sessions and the ability to network with other developers. Truly a chance of a lifetime. Remember, the contest ends on May 1st, 2012 so you will need to get to work, and may the best developers win!
A new 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a keyboard will arrive in 2021
A new joint announcement from BlackBerry, OnwardMobility, and FIH Mobile lays out the plans for a new 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a physical keyboard to be brought to market in North America, and Europe within the first half of 2021.